Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
  • intransitive verb To camp in a defensive encirclement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In South Africa, an encampment; an inclosure for temporary defense formed of the wagons of a traveling party.
  • To arrange in such a way as to form a defensive inclosure; arrange so as to form a laager: as, to laager wagons.
  • To halt and form a laager; encamp in a laager: as, we laagered five miles farther on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun South Africa A camp, especially one surrounded by a circular formation of travelers' wagons for temporary defense.
  • verb To form into, or camp in, a laager, or protected camp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
  • noun military A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager, probably from German Lager, camp, lair, from Middle High German leger, bed, lair, from Old High German legar; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Afrikaans leger, lager ("camp").

Examples

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  • "Bud had paid a few visits to the local laager, studied some of their training ractives on his home mediatron, put in some extra hours at the gym trying to meet their physical standards, even gone to a couple of horrific bible-study sessions."

    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson, p 30 of the Spectra trade paperback

    May 17, 2016